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33 Delicious Recipes That You Need For Your Next Trip To Trader Joe's

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1. Crack some Eggs over chips and salsa for an at-home Sunday brunch.

Get this Chilaquiles recipe here.
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Get this Chilaquiles recipe here.

2. Or hash up some Soy Chorizo and sweet potato for a meatless medley.

Buying TJ's Soy Chorizo will be the best thing you've done all day. Get the recipe here or try it in a paella (*cries tears of joy*) here.
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Buying TJ's Soy Chorizo will be the best thing you've done all day. Get the recipe here or try it in a paella (*cries tears of joy*) here.

3. Blend Acai Purée Packets with almond butter for a satisfying smoothie bowl.

Get the recipe here.

4. Or use the Pea Protein Powder to make what is basically breakfast ice cream.

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Because what is more beautiful than a smoothie bowl at breakfast? Get the recipe here.

5. Top some overnight oats with a Very Cherry Berry jam for PB&J oatmeal.

Get the recipe here.

6. Or soak rolled oats with cara cara oranges and bake it in the oven.

Cut it into squares and freeze for a week's worth of breakfast. Get the recipe here.
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Cut it into squares and freeze for a week's worth of breakfast. Get the recipe here.

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7. Roast some pumpkin seeds in brown sugar and rosemary.

There's also paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne pepper. YUM. Get the recipe here.
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There's also paprika, cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne pepper. YUM. Get the recipe here.

8. Or munch on some sweet potatoes baked in "Everything but the Bagel" sesame seasoning blend.

Satisfy your cravings with this crisp recipe.
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Satisfy your cravings with this crisp recipe.

9. Dip your chips into a mix of Corn and Chile Tomato-less Salsa, black beans, and avocado.

Get the super simple recipe here.

10. Or spread steamed lentils, fresh bruschetta sauce, and feta on crackers.

Get the recipe card here.
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Get the recipe card here.

11. Coat your popcorn in cookie butter because you like nice things.

Just microwave some cookie butter with actual butter, mix it into your popcorn, and voilà, you are the happiest person alive. Get the recipe here.
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Just microwave some cookie butter with actual butter, mix it into your popcorn, and voilà, you are the happiest person alive. Get the recipe here.

12. Or coat Chex in Cookie Butter for some yummy muddy buddies.

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

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13. Drop a whole jar of pesto into a pot of penne pasta and chicken.

Learn how to make this 5-ingredient pesto pasta here.
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Learn how to make this 5-ingredient pesto pasta here.

14. Or cook the Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta with asparagus, mushrooms, and ricotta.

Get the recipe here.

15. Freeze Party Size Mini Meatballs with a medley of veggies and toss it in the freezer for a day when you just don't have the time.

This requires literally zero prep. Just throw a bunch of TJ's frozen foods in a bag and freeze — or layer all of your ingredients into the crockpot and cook right away. Get the recipe for this meatball soup and three other Trader Joe's crockpot recipes here.
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This requires literally zero prep. Just throw a bunch of TJ's frozen foods in a bag and freeze — or layer all of your ingredients into the crockpot and cook right away. Get the recipe for this meatball soup and three other Trader Joe's crockpot recipes here.

16. Or smother some jackfruit in Sriracha-BBQ sauce.

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

17. Toss the Harvest Grains Blend with lemon and a few veggies for a summery salad.

Get the list of ingredients she used in her grains salad here.
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Get the list of ingredients she used in her grains salad here.

18. Or just buy a bunch of stuff and drizzle it all with the Parmesan Ranch Dressing.

You don't have to take out anything but a mixing bowl or serving plate for this salad — she uses TJ's bruschetta so you don't even need to cut up tomatoes! Get the recipe here.
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You don't have to take out anything but a mixing bowl or serving plate for this salad — she uses TJ's bruschetta so you don't even need to cut up tomatoes! Get the recipe here.

19. Mix up a Mexican casserole with Cauliflower Rice.

Get this one-pan, high-protein recipe here.

20. Or cook the Cauliflower Rice with a bag of Asian Vegetable Stir Fry for a totally different flavor.

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Add a bit more protein with an egg on top. Get the recipe and a few more TJ Frozen Food meals here.

21. Top the Black Bean Rotini with avocado crema and feta for a protein-packed pasta.

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

22. Or wilt some greens that will pair perfectly with your Lemon Ricotta Ravioli.

Get this 15-minute recipe here.

23. Stir-fry a bag of Broccoli Slaw with Tofu for a bright bowl.

Learn how to prep Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw five ways here.
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Learn how to prep Trader Joe's Broccoli Slaw five ways here.

24. Or just grab a bunch of their hella cheap produce and roast.

Make a week's worth of vegan dinners for under $20 here.
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Make a week's worth of vegan dinners for under $20 here.

25. Build a sweet-and-savory sandwich with the Cranberry Pecan Bread.

Get the recipe here.

26. Or layer a bunch of precooked food inside of a measuring cup for a quick-and-easy sushi stack.

Get the recipe here.

27. Skip the food processor and bake a veggie-rich pizza on frozen Cauliflower Pizza Crust.

Get the recipe for this pizza here.
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Get the recipe for this pizza here.

28. Or broil greens and cheese on the Garlic Naan for a saag paneer pizza.

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

29. Put your Pulled Pork into a Handmade Flour Tortilla for taco night.

Get the recipe for this and two other Trader Joe's meal hacks here.
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Get the recipe for this and two other Trader Joe's meal hacks here.

30. Or bake their pre-cubed squash in the oven for something a little less heavy.

Get the recipe here.
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Get the recipe here.

31. Simmer a Cajun stew with pre-cooked Langostino Tails.

Fresh langostino can be hella expensive and hard to come by, so these frozen delicacies are an awesome addition to TJ's lineup. Get the recipe for this easy étouffe here.
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Fresh langostino can be hella expensive and hard to come by, so these frozen delicacies are an awesome addition to TJ's lineup. Get the recipe for this easy étouffe here.

32. Or throw some Mini Wontons in some chicken broth.

Get this 10-minute soup recipe here.
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Get this 10-minute soup recipe here.

33. Combine Smoked Andouille Chicken Sausage, Chimichurri Rice, and broccoli.

Get five TJ meals here.
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Get five TJ meals here.

And never go hungry again!

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